The Honorable Theresa M. Traber

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department O

Biography

The Hon. Theresa M. Traber is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2015. She filled the vacancy created by Steven D. Ogden.

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Traber received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She went on to earn her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1984.

After graduating from law school, Traber joined the law firm of Litt and Stormer in 1984 as an associate and was subsequentially named a partner for the firm in 1989. After seven years with Litt and Stormer, she left to become a founding partner of the law firm Traber and Voorhees in 1991. During her time in private practice, she handled civil rights, employment, and housing discrimination cases. She remained with Traber and Voorhees until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2015.

She has served on the Central District of California's Merit Selection Panel.

In 2004 she was named on the Top 50 Female Super Lawyers list for Los Angeles Magazine.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Theresa M. Traber

Recent Cases by Hon. Theresa M. Traber

Recent Rulings by Hon. Theresa M. Traber

  • ROSALINDA GONZALES VS MARY A. ROSSILLI, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tentative Ruling

    Judge Theresa M. Traber, Department 47

    HEARING DATE: February 23, 2021 TRIAL DATE: May 23, 2022

    CASE: Rosalinda Gonzales v. Mary A. Rossilli, individually and as Trustee of the Rossilli Family Trust, et al.

    CASE NO.: 20STCV15512

    MOTION TO DEEM REQUES...

  • JIANGSU GUOTAI INTERNATIONAL GROUP GUOMAO CO., LTD, A CHINESE BUSINESS ENTITY VS JR GROUP, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ET AL.

    Feb 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tentative Ruling

    Judge Theresa M. Traber, Department 47

    HEARING DATE: February 22, 2021 TRIAL DATE: April 18, 2022

    CASE: Jiangsu Guotai International Group Guomao Co., Ltd. v. JR Group, Inc., et al.

    CASE NO.: 20STCV20461

    MOTION TO STRIKE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

    ...

  • ESTRELLA G. RIVERA VS KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC

    Feb 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tentative Ruling

    Judge Theresa M. Traber, Department 47

    HEARING DATE: February 22, 2021 TRIAL DATE: June 13, 2022

    CASE: Estrella G. Rivera v. Kia Motors America, Inc., et al.

    CASE NO.: 20STCV19959

    (1) DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT; (2) MOTION TO STRIKE PORTIONS OF COMPLAINT<...

  • TRANSAMERICA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY VS ALEXANDRIA RESENDEZ

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tentative Ruling

    Judge Theresa M. Traber, Department 47

    HEARING DATE: February 19, 2021 TRIAL DATE: Not set.

    CASE: Transamerica Life Insurance Company v. Alexandria Resendez

    CASE NO.: 20STCP04281

    VERIFIED UNCONTESTED PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF TRANSFER OF STRUCTURED SE...

  • JOHN AR DOE VS EXTERA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ET AL.

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tentative Ruling

    Judge Theresa M. Traber, Department 47

    HEARING DATE: February 18, 2021 TRIAL DATE: January 31, 2022

    CASE: John A.R. Doe v. Extera Public Schools, et al.

    CASE NO.: 20STCV19031

    MOTION TO COMPEL THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT TO COMPLY WITH SUBPOENA ...

  • PAUL ATTEUKENIAN VS MISS WORLD AMERICA, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Feb 17, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tentative Ruling

    Judge Theresa M. Traber, Department 47

    HEARING DATE: February 17, 2021 TRIAL DATE: November 29, 2021

    CASE: Paul Atteukenian, individually and dba Pol Atteu v. Miss World America, LLC, et al.

    CASE NO.: 20STCV03296

    DEMURRER TO CROSS-COMPLAINT AND PURPO...

  • KATHERINE DYMOND VS JON BETUL ET AL

    Feb 17, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    BC681790 KATHERINE DYMOND VS JON BETUL ET AL

    Defendant Marcia Carter’s motion for determination of good faith settlement – Plaintiffs have demanded and Defendant Carter and her insurer have agreed to pay the full $500,000 homeowners insurance policy limits. The net proceeds of the settlement are de...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: GINA R., ET AL.

    Feb 16, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tentative Ruling

    Judge Theresa M. Traber, Department 47

    HEARING DATE: February 16, 2021 TRIAL DATE: April 26, 2021

    CASE: Gina Rasmussen, et al. v. Loews Hollywood Hotel LLC, et al.

    CASE NO.: 19STCV26066

    MOTION TO CONTINUE MEDIATION DEADLINE, TRIAL AND ALL RELATED DAT...

  • THINK I GOT IT, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL. VS DRNK COFFEE + TEA FRANCHISING, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Feb 11, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tentative Ruling

    Judge Theresa M. Traber, Department 47

    HEARING DATE: February 11, 2021 TRIAL DATE: August 9, 2021

    CASE: I Think I Got It, LLC, et al. v. DRNK Coffee + Tea Franchising, LLC, et al.

    CASE NO.: 20STCV03704

    (1) MOTION TO COMPEL THOMAS NARIMAN’S ATTENDANCE...

  • TROY UBERTUS VS KAISER FOUNDATION ET AL

    Feb 10, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tentative Ruling

    Judge Theresa M. Traber, Department 47

    HEARING DATE: February 10, 2021 TRIAL DATE: July 6, 2021

    CASE: Troy Umbertus v. Kaiser Foundation, et al.

    CASE NO.: BC677097

    (1) MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO FORM INTERROGATORIES, SET ONE;

    (2) M...

  • PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS, INC. VS NATURAL CONCEPTS MARKETING GROUP INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION , ET AL.

    Feb 09, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tentative Ruling

    Judge Theresa M. Traber, Department 47

    HEARING DATE: February 9, 2021 TRIAL DATE: December 6, 2021

    CASE: Premiere Radio Networks, Inc. v. Natural Concepts Marketing Group Inc., et al.

    CASE NO.: 20STCV06242

    (1) MOTION TO DEEM FACTS ADMITTED AND FOR SA...

  • GEORGE ELMASSIAN VS JOSEPH A. ELMASSIAN, ET AL.

    Feb 08, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tentative Ruling

    Judge Theresa M. Traber, Department 47

    HEARING DATE: February 8, 2021 TRIAL DATE: April 11, 2022

    CASE: George Elmassian v. Joseph A. Elmassian, et al.

    CASE NO.: 20STCV17423

    (1) MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANT JOSEPH ELMASSIAN TO COMPLY WITH HIS RESPONSES ...

  • ABISHAI INC., VS RUBY GARCIA

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - NORTHWEST DISTRICT

    RUBI GARCIA,

    Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. ABISHAI, INC., a foreign corporation, d/b/a CLEAN SWEEP,

    Defendant and Appellant.

    CASE NO: 20VECP00121

    [TENTATIVE] ORDER RE...

  • ABISHAI, INC. VS LAURA PORTILLO

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - NORTHWEST DISTRICT

    LAURA PORTILLO,

    Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. ABISHAI, INC., a foreign corporation, d/b/a CLEAN SWEEP,

    Defendant and Appellant.

    CASE NO: 20VECP00119

    [TENTATIVE] ORDER...

  • CARMIT COHEN VS ROSIE ROTBERGER, ET AL.

    Feb 04, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - NORTHWEST DISTRICT

    MARIA FERGUSON, in her capacity as Trustee of the Ferguson Family Trust, Plaintiff, vs. ANGELA NIELSEN, an individual; NIELSEN SPIRITS, INC., an Arizona corporation; and DOES 1-20, inclusive,

    <...

  • LESLIE GOULD, ET AL VS. JOEL D. KETTLER, ET AL

    Feb 04, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    The Court has before it Cross-Complainant Joel D. Kettler’s (“Kettler”) Motion for Order Permitting Remote Video Depositions of David Gordon and Jeffrey S. Holik and Use of their Videos and Transcripts at Trial. The trial is currently set to begin on April 5, 2021 and be tried to a jury. Having reviewed th...

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    Feb 04, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - NORTHWEST DISTRICT

    HEATING & COOLING SUPPLY, LLC, a California limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. AG AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING, INC., a California corporation, and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive,

    Defen...

  • PATRICIA M. SALUTE VS. CAMERON MARIE SIMINSKI AND DOES 1-5

    Feb 04, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - NORTHWEST DISTRICT

    PATRICIA M. SALUTE, Plaintiff, vs. CAMERON MARIE SIMINSKI; and DOES 1-5, inclusive, Defendants.

    CAMERON MARIE SIMINSKI,

    Cross-complainant, vs. PATRICIA M. SALUTE; and ROES 1-10, incl...

  • KELLER, FISHBACK & JACKSON LLP VS SAMSON ROOFING AND CONSTRUCTION CORP., ET AL.

    Feb 03, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - NORTHWEST DISTRICT

    KELLER, FISHBACK & JACKSON, LLP and CANWOOD PROPERTY PROJECT, LLC, Plaintiffs, vs. SAMSON ROOFING AND CONSTRUCTION CORP; SAMSON MIMON; and DOES 1-10, inclusive,

    Defendants.

    ) ) ) ) )...

  • ALLISON FELTUS VS. SVETLANA MOLCHANOV, ET AL

    Feb 01, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - NORTHWEST DISTRICT

    ALLISON FELTUS, Plaintiff, vs. SVETLANA MOLCHANOV, an individual; JULAL CONSTRUCTION, INC., a California corporation; J & J TREE SERVICE, INC., a California Corporation, and DOES 1-10, inclusive,

  • GUL JAISINGHANI VS ARMEN R. TER-OGANESIAN

    Jan 29, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - NORTHWEST DISTRICT

    GUL JAISINGHANI Plaintiff, vs. ARMEN R. TER-OGANESIAN, an individual d/b/a ARMEN R. TER-OGANESIAN, G.C., et al., Defendants.

    CASE NO: SC123736

    [TENTATIVE] ORDER RE: PLAINTIFF’S MOTIO...

  • MOHSEN FERDOSI VS SCHNEIDER NATIONAL CARRIERS, INC.

    Jan 29, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    1. Plaintiff has not pled facts that support a special relationship that would require Defendant to make any specific disclosures about the nature or value of the shipment being carried in Plaintiff’s tractor-trailer. Certainly the association between the parties does not fall within any of the relationshi...

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    Jan 29, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    While the Court set a hearing on January 29, 2021 to consider Plaintiff’s request for a determination that her settlement was in good faith, the docket does not include any motion seeking this relief.

    Instead, the Court has received an opposition from Defendant Trade Center Outpatient Surgery, Inc....

  • SHELLY HART VS COURTNEY SULLIVAN, ET AL.

    Jan 28, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - NORTHWEST DISTRICT

    SHELLY HART, Plaintiff, vs. COURTNEY SULLIVAN, an individual; STEVEN SAPP, an individual; PGIM, INC., a corporation; THE MORGAN GROUP, INC., which will do business in California as MGI California, I...

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